Holy rusted metal Batman! It has been a busy couple of weeks boys and girls, and there is no end in sight!
I was fortunate to take off with the husband to the Sunny Coast in Queensland last week… no week before (what day is it? where am I?) for an amazing conference and incredible workshop. Husband visited the family while I filled my head to exploding point listening to insanely talented photographers. I attempted to write this blog post while over there but was hampered by 2 factors 1) my “quick recap” ended up being a novel as I learned entirely too many things and 2) The Sunny Coast in Queensland, although beautiful, is prehistoric when it comes to internet connection.
So, this is the really really short version, so please if you have time, click on the links I am providing and be prepared to be blown away by the awesomeness (yes, that IS a word) of the following people. I mean no disrespect by breezing through the lists of people, but as I said, my previous attempt was a novel.
First stop – AIPP’s The Event held in Twin Waters.
I listened to Ian Lloyd recount his tales over the past 30 years as a photographer for National Geographic, Time, Fortune and many other magazines (now I really want to travel!), I was amazed by the talent of American photographer Jim Fiscus, Rocco Ancora was a rock star in his presentation and his workshop on wedding photography, Ian Golding’s passion and energy blew me away in his Fashion Lighting workshop and has mad Mcgyver skills in creating his own lighting props (ps the model we had for the workshop was insanely good. All I know is her name is Hannah and I will be on the lookout for her on magazine covers everywhere!), Jerry Ghionis was amazing as expected not only in his photography but in some great work he is doing with his Soul Society, Kelly Munce’s maternity workshop was as beautiful as is her work, Mark Toia gave us a kick into the future with his uber-speccy work with the RED camera, Ken Duncan was gorgeously inspiring, and Sue Bryce …. I think Barney Stinson says it best: LEGEND (wait for it) – I want to be her best friend. I think I may move to Sydney just to hang around her, soak up her awesome-super-talented-coolness and peel grapes for her – DARY!
I didn’t get a chance to take too many piccies at the actual conference, but here are a few of the shots I took that were set up by Kelly Munce at her maternity workshop:
Thank you thank you thank you to all the presenters! 4 notebooks and a dictaphone were filled and hopefully you will be seeing some of the things I learned in my work soon!
In the spirit of keeping these blog posts relatively short, I will continue with the Second Part of my Sunny Coast adventure in another post 🙂